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Harry Douglass Feltenstein Jr.

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Harry Douglass Feltenstein Jr. Veteran

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Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Death
2 Jan 2005 (aged 84)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
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Harry D. Feltenstein , 84, of Independence Village, formerly of Rancho Bernardo, Calif., died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at Proctor Hospital.

Born Feb. 9, 1920, in Springfield to Harry D. Sr. and Alice Feeney Feltenstein , he married Mary Ann Ruppel on June 15, 1946, in Kansas City, Kan. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Mark (and Jane) of Houston and Paul (and Debi) of Dunlap; and one daughter, Kathy (and Ron) Campbell of Dunlap.

A World War II Army Air Forces veteran, he served from 1941 to 1945 as a captain. He was a B-24 pilot with the 450th Bomb Group of the 15th Air Force in Italy. He flew 25 combat missions including the air raids on the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. At the end of the war he was an intelligence officer at the 15th Air Force headquarters.

He attended Texas A&M University, where he played football and basketball. He also attended Bradley University, where he played football and was on the wrestling team.

He was a member of Bradley University Board of Trustees, the president of the Bradley Chiefs Club and Bradley National Alumni Association and chairman of the board of the National Council of Advisors-College of Business at Bradley University.

He was the president of Michigan Gas Utilities in Monroe, Mich., from 1965 to 1968.

He began working for the Central Illinois Light Co. in 1941 in Springfield, as a member of the ground crew. In 1956, he was named service sales director. In 1961 he was elected vice president of public relations and sales and in 1963 was elected vice president of divisions. He then was elected executive vice president in 1970 and later named president in 1977, until retiring in 1985 as chairman of the board.

He was a board member of the Peoria Savings and Loan Association, Commercial National Bank, Prospect National Bank, Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C., Heart of Illinois United Way, and Midwest Financial Group.

He was on the Peoria Downtown Development Council, chairman of the board at Proctor Hospital, and a member of Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and of the Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad Company.

He also was a member of the Peoria Downtown Rotary Club, Texas A&M Association of Former Students and the Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo, Calif.

Cremation has been accorded. Private burial of ashes will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens at a later date.

Full obit in the Peoria Journal Star - Mon., January 3, 2005.

Name: Harry Douglass Feltenstein Jr
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 9 Feb 1920
Birth Place: Springfield, Illinois
Death Date: 2 Jan 2005
Father: Harry D Feltenstein
Mother: Alice M Feeney
Social Security Applications and Claims (provided by Stephen Cantrell)
Harry D. Feltenstein , 84, of Independence Village, formerly of Rancho Bernardo, Calif., died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at Proctor Hospital.

Born Feb. 9, 1920, in Springfield to Harry D. Sr. and Alice Feeney Feltenstein , he married Mary Ann Ruppel on June 15, 1946, in Kansas City, Kan. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Mark (and Jane) of Houston and Paul (and Debi) of Dunlap; and one daughter, Kathy (and Ron) Campbell of Dunlap.

A World War II Army Air Forces veteran, he served from 1941 to 1945 as a captain. He was a B-24 pilot with the 450th Bomb Group of the 15th Air Force in Italy. He flew 25 combat missions including the air raids on the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. At the end of the war he was an intelligence officer at the 15th Air Force headquarters.

He attended Texas A&M University, where he played football and basketball. He also attended Bradley University, where he played football and was on the wrestling team.

He was a member of Bradley University Board of Trustees, the president of the Bradley Chiefs Club and Bradley National Alumni Association and chairman of the board of the National Council of Advisors-College of Business at Bradley University.

He was the president of Michigan Gas Utilities in Monroe, Mich., from 1965 to 1968.

He began working for the Central Illinois Light Co. in 1941 in Springfield, as a member of the ground crew. In 1956, he was named service sales director. In 1961 he was elected vice president of public relations and sales and in 1963 was elected vice president of divisions. He then was elected executive vice president in 1970 and later named president in 1977, until retiring in 1985 as chairman of the board.

He was a board member of the Peoria Savings and Loan Association, Commercial National Bank, Prospect National Bank, Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C., Heart of Illinois United Way, and Midwest Financial Group.

He was on the Peoria Downtown Development Council, chairman of the board at Proctor Hospital, and a member of Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and of the Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad Company.

He also was a member of the Peoria Downtown Rotary Club, Texas A&M Association of Former Students and the Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo, Calif.

Cremation has been accorded. Private burial of ashes will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens at a later date.

Full obit in the Peoria Journal Star - Mon., January 3, 2005.

Name: Harry Douglass Feltenstein Jr
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 9 Feb 1920
Birth Place: Springfield, Illinois
Death Date: 2 Jan 2005
Father: Harry D Feltenstein
Mother: Alice M Feeney
Social Security Applications and Claims (provided by Stephen Cantrell)

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